Everybody knows one. Someone who manages to do things with their phones that seem beyond the scope of the rest of our imaginations. Into the pool, onto the middle of the road in the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler, into the hands of a three-year-old and then into a jar of peanut butter. Down the toilet in a public restroom?
Of course, that's what phone warranties are for. Currently, Apple (News - Alert) iPhones come with one year of hardware repair coverage and 90 days of telephone technical support.
But if you're the one who is the notorious klutz with your iPhone (News - Alert) and you keep your phones for a full two years after purchase, Apple is offering a slightly revamped AppleCare+ plan for the iPhone. However, with the new and improved iPhone 4S comes a higher price tag (News - Alert) for AppleCare+: $99 this time around, as opposed to the $69 in previous models.
What does this get you? Two years of hardware repair coverage and telephone technical support. The plan also covers up to two “incidents” of accidental damage due to handling. There will also be a $49 service fee attached to each incident, but as Mashable points out , it's better than paying for an entirely new iPhone.
The iPhone 4S was unveiled yesterday and will be available for pre-order on October 7 and available to purchase on October 14. As with previous generations, the iPhone 4S will be retailing for $199 for a 16 GB model and $299 for a 32 GB model.
Tracey Schelmetic is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Tracey's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell